And while it’s all smiles as these soldiers reunite with family, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel released plans to cut $75 billion to the military over the next two years.
Guard officials say 27-year-old Chief Warrant Officer Jarett Yoder of Mohnton and 34-year-old Chief Warrant Officer Matthew Ruffner of Harrisburg were killed when their helicopter crashed during a reconnaissance mission.
The Pennsylvania National Guard has put 750 soldiers and airmen on alert in our region to help local officials deal with the emergencies that Hurricane Sandy is expected to bring.
The thought of going an entire day without political campaigning out respect of those who lost their lives on 9/11/2001 was a nice and extremely appropriate thought. However, disappointing to many, it wasn’t the respectful day totally without political bickering that was expected by many who were watching and listening.
Several out-of-state utility companies are pitching in to help Atlantic City Electric restore power to more than 100,000 customers.
A huge clean-up and repair effort is underway in South Jersey particularly Atlantic county following Friday’s violent storm and there is progress reported as of Sunday morning, according to overnight repair crews.
Efforts continue to create a Camden County police force, with the City of Camden it’s only confirmed participant so far.
A mandatory evacuation of Cape May County’s barrier islands began Thursday afternoon, and an evacuation of the rest of the county’s residents was ordered for 8 a.m. Friday.
Three Pennsylvania soldiers were killed and five others wounded earlier this week by a roadside bomb that struck their convoy in Afghanistan, military officials said Wednesday.
Delaware is sending its largest deployment of troops to fight abroad since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, with 170 soldiers from the Delaware Army National Guard heading to Afghanistan.